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about politics. >> and politics is letting us down so much. daniel day-lewis. >> unbelievable character. i got to meet him and it hadn't been announced yet so they asked me to take him to springfield under an assumed name. the law offices, the museum, don't let anyone know it's us. somebody wanted a sandwich, some other people with us and somebody in the sandwich shop suddenly saw him and took a picture and they had to announce that daniel day was lincoln. i took him through mary and lincoln's house and the ceilings were low and he couldn't wait to get out. he felt claustrophobic in the house and lincoln was claustrophobic in that house. he said he needed another year, i have to learn about this man. i would get messages, i need to read about henry clay and gone back in time. an extraordinary character. >> once he became lincoln in a filming of this, there was no more daniel day-lewis. >> absolutely. when i went to richmond to the set, they would have pictures of sally field and mary there and thaddeus stevens and tommy lee jones and at the top it said lincoln. the guy who played stanto
was there was a political conversation that used to happen on the bus, in tv studios and started to happen in blogs around 2008 and if you wanted somebody to see you attacked him, you would e-mail it to him to respond. this cycle what happened, there was a centralized stream on twitter, all of these things being said were being said in this very direct way and people saying them to each other and previously outside could jump into the conversation. >> it's a level of interactivity in political dialogue became bigger than anything the traditional media could do on its own. you had traditional media doing its thing and people real time talking back and then talking to each other about it. >> and becoming -- people kind of fighting their way into the conversation on the merits of being interesting people with interesting things to say which was really cool. on the other hand people screaming their way by being psychco paths. >> we still have what could be a 51-48, relatively narrow margin of victory for president, even though larger in the electoral college and this is where we've been since 2000. we see thi
he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> was this your call? >> you know, the movie was john stockwell and one of the producers of hurt locker's call but i went out of my way as john will verify to get a republican cia operative at the highest level, a republican navy s.e.a.l. and one of the leading historians in the world not american to bet all of the things in the film. i wanted the opposition to bet it. the president comes out heroic because he makes the decision by himself. hillary clinton and panetta say go, do the raid. joe biden and gates say don't do it. the president thinks overnight this is in the movie and says, give me one hour from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. the next day and authorizes the raid. it's not political, tis historical. i would not do anything political when it comes to making one of my movies. >> john stockwell, talk about what drew you to this topic, the drama, how compelling this is
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